Weekend Highlights: Your Guide To Family Fun

BY  |  Friday, Jan 30, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It looks like this weekend is going to be another cold one, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying some of the wonderful family-friendly events happening in our area.

monster truck jam

Monster Jam is coming to the Izod Center in East Rutherford on Friday, January 30th (7:30 PM), and Saturday January 31st (2:00 PM and 7:30 PM). This event will feature eight monster trucks performing stunts and maneuvers that will captivate the audience with non-stop excitement. There will also be a Pit Party on the floor of the arena before the show (separate ticketing required). Kids tickets are actually $10 all weekend long! Parking fees apply. See the Izod Center website for more details and ticket purchasing.

 

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Gas Lamp Players To Present “Shrek The Musical”

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

shrek 2Gas Lamp Players brings everyone’s favorite green ogre to the Ridgewood Avenue School stage! Bring the whole family to see “Shrek The Musical” with performances on Friday, February 6 at 7pm , Saturday, February 7 at 2 & 7pm, and Sunday, February 8 at 2pm. Continue Reading

Nationally Exhibited Artist Guides Montclair Coop Students Using Science and Technology To Create “Kinetic Sculpture”

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Cooperative SchoolSince December, nationally exhibited professional artist Ben Pranger has been engaged with students at the Montclair Cooperative School in a unique cross-disciplinary arts project funded by an award from the NJ State Council. The project is part of the Arts Council’s Artists in Education Program and will immerse Montclair Cooperative School students in learning about art and science and creating their own wind-powered kinetic sculptures that they will exhibit during a “Wind Day” festival this Spring.

The Montclair Cooperative School was one of twelve schools in New Jersey to win this prestigious Artists in Education Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  The award creates a residency for Mr. Pranger to work on-site each week for a 20-week period, which began on December 2, 2014 and concludes on April 28, 2015.  In addition to his duties as artist-in-residence, Pranger is also serving as a professional resource for the school’s math, science, art, and technology faculty.

“I’m excited to be working with such a creative bunch of kids,” said Mr. Pranger. “My teaching approach is collaborative to allow the students to choose the direction, materials and purpose of the models they develop. By embedding the program within other school subjects, such as science, students get the maximum benefit from this grant award.”

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Montclair High School: Information Night on College Admission Tests

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 1:27pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair High School: Information Night on College Admission TestsMontclair High School Guidance Department is sponsoring an information night for families to learn about college admission tests. Admission tests are generally required for students who are applying to a four year college/university. There are many changes in store for the SAT and ACT and we want Montclair High School students to be in the forefront of this information. Continue Reading

Great Ways To Have A Fun Snow Day

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 9:47am  |  COMMENTS (0)

rp_sledding.jpgSure, there’s not as much snow as predicted, but there is plenty of snow for fun. Maybe you got lucky and the kids slept in, but once everyone is awake and ready to hit the white stuff, bundle up well — it’s cold out there!

Here are some great ways to have fun in the snow:

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The Special Connection: Montclair SEPAC Presents “The 3-Minute Moment”

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Special Connection: Montclair SEPAC Presents "Executive Function, ADHD & School Success"Montclair Special Education Parent Advisory Council’s (SEPAC) next meeting will be held on February 5 from 7 – 9 pm at Nishuane School, 32 Cedar Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Guest Speakers, Mary Funari, of Funari Parent Coaching and Stacey P. Pinilis, LCSW, Psychotherapist and Parent Consultant will lead a discussion on communication between children and adults: “The 3-Minute Moment”

At this meeting, they hope to empower parents, teachers and paraprofessionals in taking the extra moment to ease conflict and frustration on the part of the child and the adult.

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Kohl’s Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers for the 2015 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Know an outstanding young volunteer? The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program will be accepting nominations for kids ages six to 18 from January 30 – March 13 at kohlskids.com. (nominators must be 21 years or older.)

Through the program, Kohl’s will award more than 2,500 young volunteers nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to reward kids who have made a positive impact on their communities.

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Montclair, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge Schools Call Early Dismissal For Tomorrow Due To Predicted Snow

Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 8:48pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair Schools Call Early Dismissal For Tomorrow Due To Predicted Snow

Montclair Schools have announced an early dismissal due to the impending storm. Schools will have an early dismissal using the abbreviated day schedule. All after-school activities are cancelled. Please see below for dismissal times for each school. Continue Reading

New Jersey’s Player of the Year: Montclair Quarterback Elijah Robinson

Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

New Jersey's Player of the Year: Montclair Quarterback Elijah RobinsonCongratulations to Montclair quarterback Elijah Robinson!

Robinson was named New Jersey’s Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club, NJ.com reports. Continue Reading

Bring Your Sled, Toboggan or Tube to Bloomfield’s Pulaski Park , 4-9 p.m.

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 7:32am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bring Your Sled, Toboggan or Tube to Bloomfield's Pulaski Park , 4-9 p.m.Yes, it snowed!

Bloomfield’s Mayor Michael Venezia announced on Facebook last night that Bloomfield Recreation Department will put on the lights at Pulaski Park, 24 Mt Vernon Ave, from 4pm to 9pm. Complimentary hot chocolate will be provided from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Keep in mind that due to cold temperatures the restroom facilities will not be available. Continue Reading

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